India International Trade Fair to Begin in Delhi Amid Sharp Dip in Air Quality And Rising Pollution
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New Delhi, November 13: The 39th India International Trade Fair is set to begin from November 14 in Delhi where participants from several countries will arrive. The 14-day India International Trade Fair is happening amid concerns over rising pollution and a sharp dip in air quality in Delhi-NCR. Union Minister of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) Nitin Gadkari will inaugurate the trade fair which will continue till November 27. Pollution in North India: Supreme Court Tells Centre to Explore Hydrogen Based Fuel Technology to Reduce Air Pollution.

"A remarkable feature of this multi-product exhibition is that it offers an equal opportunity for large corporations, MSMEs, non-government agencies, artisans, self-help groups (SHGs) to promote their products and services to a very large sample of potential customers," read an official press release. Buoyed by India's jump to 63rd rank on the World Bank's Ease of Doing Business Index from 142nd rank in 2014, the theme of the fair is 'Ease of Doing Business'. Uttar Pradesh Pollution: Haze Blankets Parts of State, Air Quality in Noida, Ghaziabad, Greater Noida Plunges to ‘Severe’ Category.

Countries including Australia, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Bhutan, China, Egypt, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Iran, Myanmar, Nepal, Thailand, Tunisia, Turkey, the UK and Vietnam will participate in the trade fair. The status of 'Partner Country' has been accorded to 'The Islamic Republic of Afghanistan' and 'The Republic of Korea' will be the 'Focus Country'. Bihar and Jharkhand will be the focus states in this edition of the fair.

Declining Air Quality in Delhi-NCR:

The air quality in Delhi and National Capital Region (NCR) remained in the 'severe' category on Wednesday ahead before the India International Trade Fair inauguration. Around 12 noon, Delhi's overall AQI stood at 454. Jahangirpuri and Rohini were the most-polluted areas with an AQI of 483, followed by Mundka (479) and Bawana (479). In the NCR, Faridabad (436), Ghaziabad (468), Greater Noida (459), Gurgaon (450) and Noida (469) also choked on extremely polluted air.

India International Trade Fair Ticket Prices:

Entry tickets for business days will be available for Rs 500 per person and a season ticket will cost Rs 1,800. For all visitors during public days (November 19-27, 2019), ticket charges will be Rs 60 (adult) and Rs 40 (child) on working days and on Saturday/Sunday/public holiday the tickets will be Rs 120 (adult) and Rs 60 (child).